What is Glycine

Glycine has a wide variety of uses, including as an additive in pet food and animal feed, in foods and pharmaceuticals as a sweetener/taste enhancer, or as a component of food supplements and protein drinks. It also used in a variety of industrial and chemical processes such as the production of fertilisers.

  • Synonyms: Aminoacetic acid
  • INCI: Glycine
  • Chemical Formula: C2H5NO2
  • CAS Number: 56-40-6

Product Specifications

Chemical Formula C2H5NO2
CAS Number 56-40-6
Molar Weight 75.067g/mol
Specific Gravity 1.1607
Melting Point 233 °C
Flash Point 176.67 °C
Forms White solid
Grades Food Pharma Technical

Uses and Applications for Glycine

Key Applications

  • Agriculture products
  • Flavoring agents
  • Food additives
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Personal care


  • Water Treatment
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Polymers
  • Pharma
  • Oil & Gas
  • Cleaning
  • Rubber
  • Lubricants
  • Cosmetics
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Coatings & Construction

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